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How long do people with a cavernous sinus meningioma live?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Meningiomas have a spectrum of progression from extremely indolent (slow-growing) to rapidly progressive.
The pace of any tumor can be judged its previous growth rate, a pace which holds true unless an unlikely malignant transformation occurs. Microsurgical procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery (such as gamma knife) can be utilized.

In brief: Variable

Meningiomas have a spectrum of progression from extremely indolent (slow-growing) to rapidly progressive.
The pace of any tumor can be judged its previous growth rate, a pace which holds true unless an unlikely malignant transformation occurs. Microsurgical procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery (such as gamma knife) can be utilized.
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be years

There are many variables that affect treatment.
If the lesions small and asymptomatic, simple observation is appropriate. The typically do not grow quickly. However, if symptoms start to develop, your doctors should talk to you in detail about your options for radiation and surgery and the risks and benefits of each.

In brief: Could be years

There are many variables that affect treatment.
If the lesions small and asymptomatic, simple observation is appropriate. The typically do not grow quickly. However, if symptoms start to develop, your doctors should talk to you in detail about your options for radiation and surgery and the risks and benefits of each.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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